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Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a ‘Bleeding’ Stroke?

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THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In what one expert called a “counterintuitive” finding, research suggests that the powerful clot-busting drug known as tPA might help patients suffering a hemorrhagic (“bleeding”) stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, only about 15 percent of strokes are caused by runaway bleeding …

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Too Many Stroke Victims Don’t Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims can be saved through the timely use of a powerful clot-busting drug, but certain groups of patients still aren’t getting the medication quickly enough to help, a new study reveals. Blacks, Hispanics, women, seniors on Medicare and …

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Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study

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THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quick treatment with a clot-busting drug limits brain damage in stroke patients — even those who are elderly or have had more severe strokes, new research indicates. The drug — called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) — is widely used, but there is ongoing …

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